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HD Photo From Microsoft

Responding to feedback from partners and customers, Microsoft has rechristened the Microsoft-friendly Windows Media Photo as the market-friendly HD Photo.

New Vista Sidebar Gadgets

I’m always on the lookout for Windows Vista Sidebar Gadgets (since the number is low, and the Gadgets hard to find), so here are a few more from Tom at Cener:

Blog Rumor Dangers

The rumor game can mislead a lot of people.

Chris Tolles’ Pubcon Summary

Chris Tolles, co-founder of Topix.net, offers a brilliant summary of Pubcon, including a comparison between this and something like Web 2.0. Could Tolles be the ultimate hybrid? A well-versed attendee/sponsor of both conferences, who totally “gets it”?

600 New WAS Community Edition Partners

IBM announced last week that more than 600 partners have joined the WAS Community Edition (WAS CE) partner initiative that was launched 6 months ago. And that over 200 ISVs have already developed applications that support WAS CE.

MSN Serving Coffee

Thank god for Microsoft

Webshots Adds Video

Thomas Hawk reports that two services added video to their service offerings (Vizrea and Webshots). I talked with Webshots execs and it sounds very cool. I’m off to check it out.

Jason Quits AOL

Jason Calacanis has left AOL. He joined the company a little over a year ago when his start up Weblogs was acquired. Jason confirms on his blog saying, “Yes, it’s true I’m leaving AOL.”

Danny Back With Search Engine Land

We all knew it. Danny could not have sat back for too long.

Hotmail Increases Storage

Microsoft has increased the storage space in Hotmail to one gigabyte, bringing it in line with what Yahoo Mail offers.

Why Did Yahoo Buy Contest Site Bix?

I must admit to being a little perplexed as to why Yahoo decided it needed to acquire Bix, a company that provides online karaoke and contests.

Danny Sullivan Moving to SearchEngineLand.com

Danny did a great job keynoting yesterday’s PubCon, and at the end, he announced where his new hope will be going forward.

Microsoft Providing Mobile Search Ads to Sprint

ClickZ reports Sprint has joined forces with Microsoft to display pay-per-call ads and search on its phones.

Wikipedia Comics

Interesting concept…

Duncan Riley leaves B5 Media

I was just over at Robyn Tippins blog. She blogs for B5 Media and reports that Duncan Riley, vice president of development for B5 Media has left B5.

PubCon Day 2

The Day 2 of WebmasterWorld PubCon 2006 was marked by various sessions like Local and Mobile Local Search, Duplicate Content Issues, Search Blog and Reporter Forum, Contextual Advertising Optimization, International and Euro Optimization, What Every Webmaster Should Know: PHP, PERL, ASP.net, Site Structure for Crawlability including more.

Click-to-Call Added To Google Maps

Google announced the addition of click to call technology to its Google Maps product.

Flickr and Delicious Usability Review

Balakumar does a visual usability review (in the style of the recent Windows Live Mail review). He starts off his post with:

Google, Yahoo & MSN Supporting Same Sitemaps

Breaking news today that Google, Yahoo and MSN have agreed to a single standard for XML sitemaps, according to Search Engine Watch.

The “Economics Of Abundance”

In a nutshell: Economics, economies and economic theory have all been based on economics of scarcity.

PubCon Coverage

Search Engine Roundtable is doing a great job recapping sessions from PubCon, including the panel I did with some of the best search bloggers in the industry.